Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Handy miscellaneous gear, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
Obviously there are a lot of other things that you probably need to take with you on …a long trip, like clothing, things like that. …There are some little odds and ends and little bits of miscellaneous gears that can be helpful too. …Now, some of these are photography-related, and some of these are things that you might …you consider because they just work well with other gears that you have with you and they …are nice to have around. …You're going to need a card reader if you're taking a computer or a tablet or some other device. …The main thing is to we bear in mind that you've got a card reader that supports all …of the formats that you have with you. …So if you're taking an SLR and point-and- shoot you may have different formats.…
Now your laptop computer may already have, say, an SD card reader in it. …If you're also carrying an SLR that uses compact flash, then you'll want a CF reader. …You used to need to worry about the speed of card readers, but these days they're all …pretty much speedy USB2.0 readers. …
The course takes a look at the hardware and software issues behind field shooting: assessing storage and backup needs, evaluating GPS geotagging options, surveying power and charging issues, and more. After discussing each of the components, Ben shows how they fit together in different field setups, ranging from an extravagant laptop-based system to a no-computer setup that backs up photos to a compact digital wallet device. The course also spotlights some workflow strategies to consider when you get home, from transferring photos to merging them with a larger photo library.
- Selecting the right gear, from cameras to bags
- Bringing the right battery and storage equipment
- Packing your camera bag
- Getting to the destination with heavy equipment
- Unpacking and setting up the gear
- Geotagging photos on location
- Downloading manuals for convenient access in the field
- Wrapping up a shoot
- Unpacking and transferring images to an editing workstation
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Cameras and Other Essentials
2. Hardware and Software Considerations
3. Camera and Computer Bags
4. In the Field: Heavyweight Rig
5. In the Field: Mid-Weight Rig
6. In the Field: Ultra-Light Rig
7. After the Shoot
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